Saturday, June 28, 2008

Elton's a No Show for 46664

Although Sir Elton performed an intimate few songs and sang happy birthday to Nelson Mandela for the honor dinner, there was no public performance by Elton at the 46664 concert which was held on June 27 in Hyde Park, London.

The event wich was hosted by Will Smith and Included performances by Annie Lennox, Queen, Simple Minds, Amy Winehouse, Leona Lewis, Josh Groban and Razorlight - there was no performance from Sir Elton. 

Media outlets had been reporting for some time that Elton would be involved with the live concert. However, it now appears that the extent of Elton's involvement was limited to a private performance for Mr. Mandela. 

In other news, Elton has raised his highest figure ever at a WT&TB. He has also donated his time to work on writing music to any lyrics that a winning bidder will provide him with, see below:

It is one of the most colourful nights of the year, established alongside Royal Ascot and the Queen's garden parties as a staple of Britain's summer "season".

Sir Elton John, David Furnish and friends celebrated the couple's 10th White Tie and Tiara Ball on Thursday night. The glittering "beach-chic"- themed event, held at Sir Elton's home in Windsor, Berkshire, was attended by about 600 guests, who paid £3,000 a head. Alongside the likes of Elizabeth Hurley and Jemima Khan were Hollywood actors including Denzel Washington, Will Smith and Uma Thurman, as well as the former American president Bill Clinton.

Fittingly, records were broken at the ball's auction, which raises money for the Elton John Aids Foundation. A supper with Mr Clinton sold for £650,000 to a mystery bidder. They will dine at Gordon Ramsay's restaurant at The London Hotel in New York.

The top lot – in which Sir Elton will provide the music to the bidder's own lyrics – went for £1.3m, raising the auction's takings on the night to £6.6m.

The event's veteran auctioneer, the record executive Nick Stewart, said it would be his last year: "With all my other commitments, I've been thinking of hanging up my gavel and this seems the perfect moment."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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He will be playing on September 26 and 27 in Halifax at the Halifax Metro Centre.